Wedding and Event Manager

Posted 14 May by Anne Corder Recruitment Featured

A highly successful and popular event venue on the outskirts of Peterborough are looking to secure the skills of an experienced Wedding and/or Event Manager to assist in all aspects of the event business. You will be working alongside a small team offering dedicated and professional event management to both new and existing clients.

The role

  • Lead on client meetings from initial enquiry through the scoping, planning and execution of the event
  • Take the lead on effectively planning, preparing, managing and executing a range of events from small group bookings to large events for 4000+
  • Respond to event and booking enquiries via phone, email and face to face
  • Ensure complete customer satisfaction prior to and during events. Proactively seek solutions, manage client feedback and ensure the highest levels of service
  • Lead and assist with the physical elements of event setup and breakdown
  • Overseeing the running of the event, leading by example to develop and motivate a team of seasonal staff to work collectively and efficiently to event specifications
  • Provide creative input, develop and promote new ideas regarding service, new events/ markets or business opportunities
  • Take an active lead on managing the Social Media platforms to drive sales and revenue, ensuring engaging content is uploaded
  • Oversee procurement and negotiating - reviewing and sourcing supplier for catering, activities, stationary etc
  • Handle all administration from quotations and invoicing to logistics and suppliers.

The person

  • You will need to have experience planning and managing events, a real hands-on manager, capable of taking on any role needed during the events as well as ensuring your team are effective on the day.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, organisational skills and exceptional customer service are a must
  • Experience creating proposals would also be advantageous although not essential
  • The role requires evening and Saturday work (predominantly through the peak summer/autumn season) - Days off in Lieu and early finishes agreed in exchange

In exchange you will be offered an attractive salary, negotiable dependent on experience and a real opportunity to make a difference and develop with a growing and thriving business.

Your details will be reviewed by one of our Recruitment Partners and we will contact you again within 5 working days if your application is to be progressed further.

Required skills

  • Event Management
  • Event Planning
  • Marketing
  • Large Events
  • Managing Events

Application questions

Are you an accomplished events planner who understands the value of going the extra mile?
Do you have exceptional customer service and organisation skills?
Are you able to work outside of regular hours eg/ evenings and weekends to support events?

Reference: 35130139

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